The following story has moved as this week's Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
MENTAL HEALTH ACT-50 YEARS
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Community Mental Health Act, signed by President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this month, completely changed how mental health care was delivered in the United States, and was supposed to make it more humane. It resulted in deinstitutionalization, which moved hundreds of thousands out of mental hospitals, and was supposed to have them treated closer to home. Fifty years on, amid an ongoing debate about how we care for the mentally ill, most recently reignited by the Navy yard shootings, has the act has lived up to its promise? By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.